RIP June 23, 2010 - July 4, 2013

All of the features that StackImage provides are either available with the built-in flair on each Stack Exchange site or provided by StackImage's successor: StackImage 2. Therefore I have shut down the StackImage service permanently.

The images below are shown for historical purposes.

Screenshot / Code Snippet

Samples of the standard flair:

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The same samples only using the new mini version:

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Global flair:

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StackImage is an image-generating service designed to create an image given a set of parameters. Currently, StackImage can generate an image that contains some of your profile information. The advantage over using the default flair is that StackImage can be embedded anywhere an image is allowed and there are lots of options for customizing the images. You can put them on blogs, forums, and bulletin boards. The images also stay up to date with your current reputation.

StackImage also supports 'Global Flair' which is an image that displays all of your reputation from all StackExchange sites - including Area51 reputation.

The Easy Way:

The handy online tool:

The Technical Way:

You can create a flair image by creating a URL that contains:

  flair.php  - the default-size flair
  mini.php   - the new mini-flair
  global.php - the global flair


  For the normal and mini flair:
     id         - the desired user id
     site       - the desired SE site
  For the global flair:
     guid       - the association ID for your accounts

  * Note: for the global flair, you can also include a parameter area51=
          with your Area51 ID in the URL.

  background - the color of the background
  border     - the color of the border
  text       - the color of the text
  title      - the color of the user's name
  font1      - the font to be used for the badges *
  font2      - the font to be used for the display name and rep *

* can be one of [mono,  monobold,  monobolditalic,  monoitalic,
                 sans,  sansbold,  sansbolditalic,  sansitalic,
                 serif, serifbold, serifbolditalic, serifitalic]

For example, the URL for the large-sized Jon Skeet image pictured above (line breaks inserted for clarity):


This URL can then be used anywhere an image URL is expected. The site caches the images for 24 hours so that the processing load on the server is lessened.

Note: Your feedback is appreciated! Eventually I'd like to make a similar thing for questions.


Closed Source




Any browser that supports JPEG images.


I can be reached at [email protected]


My stack.PHP wrapper was used for this service.

  • 1
    lol @ "My terrific stack.PHP wrapper was used for this service." :) Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 4:44
  • 3
    @Maxim: What's so funny about that? It's true. According to the official FAQ, you are encouraged to mention if your app uses any wrappers. And it is terrific! Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 4:46
  • 1
    Look at how many bronze badges Jon Skeet has! Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 6:21
  • Updated to work with v0.9 of the API. Commented Jun 24, 2010 at 19:28
  • 2
    You should relax on the compression a bit. And/or switch to PNG format. The images (bill's and farseeker's) look really compressed.
    – jjnguy
    Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 21:37
  • 1
    OOoh lookie, I'm up there. Way to promote the fact I'm yet to get my first gold badge :( Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 21:44
  • @jjnguy: Okay, probably a good idea. The more images I test, the worse it looks. Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 22:09
  • @Farseeker: Sorry :) Any suggestions? Ideas? Comments? Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 22:09
  • @jjnguy: Fixed! The compression is much less now. Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 22:10
  • @George, yeah - get me that gold badge ;) Just kidding, looks good. Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 22:23
  • @Farseeker: Did you try the interactive online tool? stackimage.quickmediasolutions.com Commented Jun 25, 2010 at 22:35
  • I just had a go with it then. Very impressive :) Commented Jun 26, 2010 at 1:45
  • 2
    image of questions? Commented Sep 17, 2010 at 8:46
  • @Sky: That part's being planned still. Commented Sep 17, 2010 at 17:42
  • @Sky: I found a way to support Area51. See above. Commented Sep 18, 2010 at 6:30


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